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‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs roar to life at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 24-26

‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs roar to life at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 24-26
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From a press release:

The Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live family entertainment experience that brings the wonder and thrills of the “Jurassic Park” films to generations of fans, will come roaring into Wilkes-Barre for the first time ever this fall for seven action-packed performances on Friday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

With unrivaled arena production quality, “Jurassic World” comes to life against a backdrop of captivating scenery where dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue and a Tyrannosaurus rex more than 40 feet in length, take center stage.

The production features more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs with scale, speed, and ferocity, operated by animatronics and performers. Fans of the popular Netflix animated series “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous” will also recognize Bumpy, the friendly and food motivated dinosaur, as she goes from baby to adult fairly quickly.

“Jurassic World’s” unmistakable score, combined with projection and practical scenery, transforms the arena into the dense jungles of Isla Nublar, where real Gyrospheres roll through the valley and scientists work to unravel a corrupt plan and save a new dinosaur from a terrible fate. With pulse-pounding stunts and an original, authentic storyline, this show is guaranteed to make memories that will last another 65 million years.

Local showtimes include Friday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 26 at noon and 4 p.m.

Guests will be able to start the adventure early with a special pre-show experience included with all ticket purchases. By arriving one hour before showtime, audience members can see their favorite “Jurassic World” dinosaurs and vehicles up close and personal, including fun photo ops with Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Baby Bumpy, and the iconic “Jurassic World” Jeep and Gyrosphere.

Sign up to become a Jurassic World Live Tour preferred guest at to get exclusive access to an advance pre-sale code to purchase tickets early starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on sale to the general public next Tuesday, May 16.

With family-friendly pricing available, tickets start at $19.50 and will be available at and the arena’s NBT Bank Box Office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) during open hours on event days.

The New York Times described this Feld Entertainment production as “the most technically complex the company has ever produced.”

“Working with a world-class production team and Universal filmmakers, we have extended the ‘Jurassic World’ canon with a new story that can only be told through this live arena spectacular as we bring full-scale dinosaurs to generations of fans around the globe,” said Juliette Feld Grossman, chief operating officer of Feld Entertainment.

“We have maximized the power of everything we do at Feld Entertainment, pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation to ensure audiences have an authentic, awe-inspiring experience. Fans will leave with a sense of wonder, as if they’ve boarded the boat to Isla Nublar and literally stepped into Jurassic World.”

USA Today wrote, “My heart still races when the velociraptor’s nose is pointed my way. It’s a testament to how well the ‘Jurassic’ movies have instilled an illogical fear of extinct creatures, how true the Jurassic World Live team stayed to the animals from the movie, and how high-tech animatronic puppets have gotten in order to tell stories about prehistoric creatures.”

From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, “Jurassic World” immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist. “Jurassic World” is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic World.

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney on Ice, Disney Live, Marvel Universe Live, Sesame Street Live, DreamWorks Trolls: The Experience, and the Jurassic World Live Tour. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents.

Universal Live Entertainment partners with best-in-class entertainment companies to bring today’s most popular stories, characters, and adventures to life in a city near you. From larger-than-life touring shows to immersive, walk-through exhibitions and family entertainment centers, Universal’s world-class entertainment brands are delivered across the globe for families, friends, and people of all ages to enjoy. Productions include Jurassic World Live Tour, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, A Minions Perspective, DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, Trolls Live, film to live orchestra concerts, and more.

Universal Live Entertainment is a division of Universal Parks & Resorts, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal. With theme park destinations in California, Florida, Japan, Singapore, and Beijing, Universal Parks & Resorts offers guests around the globe today’s most relevant and popular entertainment experiences. Universal theme parks are known for immersive experiences that feature some of the world’s most thrilling and technologically advanced film- and television-based attractions. Comcast NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort, and Universal Studios Japan. In addition, the company has a license agreement with Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa and recently opened the Universal Beijing Resort in China’s capital.